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Power Train – Engine

The Cat C15 Engine is built for power, reliability and efficiency.

Power Train – Transmission

More power to the ground for greater productivity.

Engine/Power Train Integration

Intelligent electronics for overall optimal performance.

Cat Brake System

Superior control for operator confidence.

Operator Comfort

Ergonomically designed for all-day comfort, control and productivity.

Truck Body Systems

Rugged performance and reliability in tough underground mining applications.


Rugged Cat structures – the backbone of the AD30’s durability.


More time for production.

Customer Support

Cat dealer services keep underground mining equipment productive.


Designed with safety as the first priority.

AD30 Standard Equipment

  • 12V power supply in cab
  • Alternator, 95-amp
  • Auxiliary start receptacle
  • Battery disconnect switch, ground level
  • Circuit breaker, 80-amp
  • Corrosive protection spray
  • Diagnostic connector
  • Electric starting, 24V
  • Engine shutdown switch, ground level: – Front left hand side
  • Lighting: – Brake and tail light, LED – Headlights with dimmer switch, halogen – Rear work light (cab mounted), halogen – Reversing lights, halogen
  • Low maintenance batteries
  • Reversing alarm
  • Starting and charging system

  • Cat Electronic Monitoring System (Cat EMS)
  • Electric horns
  • Gauges: – Engine coolant temperature – Transmission coolant temperature – Hydraulic oil temperature – Fuel level – Speedometer – Tachometer
  • Indicator lights: – Alert warning light – Body up position warning – High beam – Residual brake pressure warning – Retarder application – Turn signal
  • Low hydraulic level warning
  • Open operator station ROPS/FOPS structure
  • Operator presence system (auto park brake)
  • Rearview mirrors
  • Suspension seat Cat Comfort TLV2 with retractable seat belt
  • Trainer/passenger seat and seat belt
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel

  • Cat C15 ATAAC diesel engine, 6-cylinder
  • Automatic brake retarder control
  • Auto shift transmission 4 speed forward/1 speed reverse
  • Axle, arrangement standard width, front – rear
  • Control throttle shifting
  • Engine air intake precleaner
  • Electric fuel priming pump
  • Exhaust, turbo compartment shielding
  • Four wheel drive
  • Long life coolant
  • Programmable ground speed limiting
  • Programmable gear block out with tray up
  • Radiator cap manual release
  • Radiator, cross flow
  • Rims, 5-piece, tubeless
  • SAFR™ full hydraulic enclosed wet, multiple-disc brakes, oil cooled
  • Torque converter with automatic lockup

  • Body, dump, (14.4 m3, 18.8 yd3)
  • Catalytic exhaust purifier/muffler group
  • Centralized lubrication points
  • Decals, international picto graphics
  • Engine and transmission belly guards
  • Fenders, standard with, front, rear flaps
  • Fire wall
  • Fuel system manual shut off tap
  • Frame lifting lugs
  • Front and rear tow pin
  • Hand hold (access on/off top deck)
  • Hitch, articulated and oscillated
  • Operator and Maintenance Manual, English
  • S·O·S port: – Coolant – Engine oil – Hydraulic oil – Transmission oil
  • Swing out radiator grill
  • Tires and rims: A tire must be selected from the mandatory attachments section of the machine price list. Base machine price includes a standard tubeless rim allowance only.

AD30 Optional Equipment

Axle, arrangement wide body, front – rear

Battery shutdown
  • Ground level isolation, in cab isolation switch
  • Ground level isolation, engine shutdown switch
  • Ground level isolation, in cab isolation, engine shutdown switch

Body dump
  • Body, (11.3 m3, 14.8 yd3)
  • Body, (16.8 m3, 21.9 yd3) wide body configuration
  • Body, (17.5 m3, 22.9 yd3)

Body ejector
  • Ejector, (15.2 m3, 19.9 yd3)
  • Ejector, (16.8 m3, 21.9 yd3)

Body liners, impact and wear
  • 10 mm (0.4"), body, dump (11.3 m3, 14.8 yd3)
  • 10 mm (0.4"), body, dump (14.4 m3, 18.8 yd3)
  • 10 mm (0.4"), dump (16.8 m3, 21.9 yd3) for wide body configuration
  • 10 mm (0.4"), body, dump (17.5 m3, 22.9 yd3)

Brake pressure gauges

Camera, color rear facing

Cover, anti vandalism for shipping

Engine options
  • Diesel particulate filter (for use with VR engine only)
  • Engine, Ventilation Reduction (VR)
  • Tier 3

Fast fill system
  • Coolant
  • Engine oil
  • Fuel (single tank)
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Transmission oil

Fenders, wide body, front, rear flaps

Fire suppression system
  • Ansul, dry powder
  • Foam, water based

  • Arctic fuel
  • Arctic coolant

  • Headlights with dimmer switch, LED
  • Rear work light (cab mounted), LED
  • Reversing lights, LED

Lubrication system
  • Automatic, dump or ejector body
  • Centralized, ejector body

Mine transfer
  • Mine transfer ready front frame (tack welded)
  • Mine transfer ready dump body (tack welded)
  • Mine transfer ready ejector body (tack welded)

Operators station ROPS/FOPS enclosed
  • Air conditioning
  • Cab pressurizer and filter
  • Dome light
  • Heater
  • Radio ready compartment for radio and speakers
  • Sun visor
  • Window, sliding cab door

Operator and Maintenance Manual
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Park brake switch engagement
  • Push to apply
  • Pull to apply

  • Truck Payload Measurement System (TPMS)
  • Remote display for TPMS

Reflective tape

  • Rim identification numbering
  • Spare, tubeless

  • Suspension seat Cat Comfort TLV2, vinyl
  • Suspension seat tee, mechanical

Seat cover
  • Tee and Cat Comfort TLV2
  • Seat cover, companion

Secondary steering system

Service tools
  • Collet jacking bolts, dump and ejector
  • Diagnostics box
  • Hoist cylinder supports (for body removal)
  • Brake wear gauge
  • Reference parts manual for additional tooling available

  • Engine shutdown, fire suppression activation
  • Idle timer
  • Engine shutdown, fire suppression activation/idle timer

  • Vital Information Management System (VIMS) Gen 3

Tire arrangements
  • Tire, 26.5 × 25 VSNT Bridgestone
  • Tire, 26.5 × 25 VSDL Bridgestone

NOTE: Not all features are available in all regions. See your Cat dealer for more information.


The AD30 underground mining truck is designed for high production, low cost-per-ton hauling in smaller underground mining applications. Rugged construction and easy maintenance guarantee long life with low operating costs. Engineered for performance, designed for comfort, built to last.


Engine Model Cat® C15 ACERT™ Cat® C15 ACERT™ Less
Rated Power 1800.0 rpm 1800.0 rpm Less
Gross Power - SAE J1995 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Gross Power - VR Engine - SAE J1995 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Gross Power - Tier 3 Engine - SAE J1995 409.0 hp 305.0 kW Less
Bore 5.4 in 137.2 mm Less
Stroke 6.8 in 171.5 mm Less
Displacement 928.0 in3 15.2 L Less

Operating Specifications

Gross Machine Mass 132300.0 lb 60000.0 kg Less
Nominal Payload Capacity 66139.0 lb 30000.0 kg Less
Body Capacities 11.3-17.5 m3 (14.8-22.9 yd3) 11.3-17.5 m3 (14.8-22.9 yd3) Less


Empty 63647.0 lb 28870.0 kg Less
Front Axle 42944.0 lb 19479.0 kg Less
Rear Axle 20704.0 lb 9391.0 kg Less
Loaded 132277.0 lb 60000.0 kg Less
Front Axle 58451.0 lb 26513.0 kg Less
Rear Axle 73826.0 lb 33487.0 kg Less

Weight Distribution

Front Axle 67.5 % 67.5 % Less
Rear Axle 32.5 % 32.5 % Less
Front Axle 44.2 % 44.2 % Less
Rear Axle 55.8 % 55.8 % Less


Forward 1 4.2 mph 6.8 km/h Less
Forward 2 7.6 mph 12.3 km/h Less
Forward 3 13.9 mph 22.3 km/h Less
Forward 4 25.4 mph 40.8 km/h Less
Reverse 1 4.8 mph 7.8 km/h Less

Final Drives

Differential Ratio 3.38:1 3.38:1 Less
Final Drive Ratio 4.76:1 4.76:1 Less
Total Reduction Ratio 16.13:1 16.13:1 Less

Body Hoist

Raise 10.5 Seconds 10.5 Seconds Less
Lower 11.2 Seconds 11.2 Seconds Less
Total Cycle Time 21.7 Seconds 21.7 Seconds Less

Body Capacities

Body 1 14.8 yd3 11.3 m3 Less
Body 2 (Standard Body) 18.8 yd3 14.4 m3 Less
Body 3 22.9 yd3 17.5 m3 Less
Wide Body 21.9 yd3 16.8 m3 Less
Ejector Body 19.9 yd3 15.2 m3 Less
Ejector Body 22.6 yd3 17.3 m3 Less

Turning Dimensions

Outside Clearance Radius 337.4 in 8571.0 mm Less
Inner Clearance Radius 198.0 in 5030.0 mm Less
Axle Oscillation 10.0 Degrees 10.0 Degrees Less
Articulation Angle 42.5 Degrees 42.5 Degrees Less


ROPS Standards ROPS (Roll Over Protection Structure) for cab offered by Caterpillar meets ISO 3471, SAE J1040, AS2294.2, EN13510 ROPS Criteria. ROPS (Roll Over Protection Structure) for cab offered by Caterpillar meets ISO 3471, SAE J1040, AS2294.2, EN13510 ROPS Criteria. Less
FOPS Standards FOPS (Falling Objects Protection Structure) meets ISO 3449, SAE J231, AS2294.3, EN13627 FOPS Criteria. FOPS (Falling Objects Protection Structure) meets ISO 3449, SAE J231, AS2294.3, EN13627 FOPS Criteria. Less

Service Refill Capacities

Engine Crankcase with Filter 9.0 gal 34.0 L Less
Transmission 18.0 gal 67.0 L Less
Hydraulic Tank 87.0 gal 330.0 L Less
Cooling System 20.0 gal 74.0 L Less
Front Differentials and Final Drives 15.0 gal 56.0 L Less
Rear Differentials and Final Drives 15.0 gal 56.0 L Less
Fuel Tank 132.0 gal 500.0 L Less


Tire Size 26.5 × R25 VSNT 26.5 × R25 VSNT Less
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